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The Ava City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 27.
Two members of the public were there to address the board – planning & zoning commission head Josh Wilber and citizen John Sutton.
Sutton has asked the council to review a P&Z request that he submitted and was denied.
He would like two pieces of property that he owns on NW 12th Avenue rezoned from B3 to B4.
The properties are west of The Hucklebuck’s Smoke & Grill and east of Taco Bell, respectively.
Wilber said that the request was denied because the commission is working to zone all of NW 12th Avenue in a B3.
The B3 classification is for commercial businesses, while the B4 classification is for industrial and larger businesses.
Currently, land along Highway 5 is zoned B4.
Sutton said that he would like his pieces of property zoned B4 so that a person could sell tractors and large farm equipment on them, which is not allowed with a B3 classification.
He argued that because Highway 5 is limited access, most of the shopping traffic actually comes through NW 12th Avenue, so that should be the city’s B4 area.
Wilber said that the P&Z commission will try to get together for a special meeting to re-visit the issue.
The council then approved three other P&Z re-zonings.
All three re-zonings are from B2 (central business district) to B3 (general business district) and are owned by John Warren and Tammy Lynn Gunter.
The properties are located at 105 SW Fourth Avenue, 111 SW Fourth Avenue and 404 SW Second Street.
The council received three bids for a 1999 Dodge police car that has been stripped of its radio equipment.
The high bid was Bill Nelson at $312.
Council members present were Billy Long, Judy Lovan, Ric Engelhardt and Burrely Loftin.
The next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. in City Hall.